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chief architects of american foreign policy. the leadership lecture series was established by ambassador xu cobb to commemorate her husband, chuck birthday. please join me in recognizing sue and chuck for 25 years of providing the university of miami community with the opportunity to host insightful and a provocative leaders from all walks of life. [applause] >> i also want the students to thank them for generously donating 300 secretary rice's very big books which were given to the first 300 students who attended this year's event. [applause] >> the university takes no credit for doing this. i want to thank our very good friend of the books and books, the university met with him recently to discuss launching a new partnership to bring speakers to the campus and one week later he called to say we are going to have an opportunity to host the secretaries first public tour event. i think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. thank you very much. [applause] >> now they have sponsored other distinguished speakers, the founder ross perot, the commissioner david stern, david gergen
foreign policy and military policy on the basis of drones. lou: let's take a look at the drawn strikes that accelerated markedly, dramatically under president obama from the bush years. freaky put that up to show how it is grown. 352 drone strikes in pakistan and yemen under president obama. 352, and in 63 in given since 2009. one strike under president bush. 289 strikes in pakistan verses 45 and the bush. last week, we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives. any actions will be legally grounded, the early anchored in intelligence. what does that sound like a rehearsed line? what the implications if he is confirmed? and i want to add one thing to this issue. a new website. a new website to me. coming out with this report that part of the problems that we are creating, the cia under david patraeus moving toward special operations instead of carrying out what has been traditionally its responsibility, intelligence gathering. where does all of this ploy? >> they always had two sides of the house. operations and intelligence analysis side. the strikes, the drone strikes at t
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will address not only domestic issues tonight, north reasserted itself into a foreign policy discussion with its destination of the nuclear bomb. the rogue state testing the bomb underground. the third test testing just over six years. north korea's fledgling dictator showcased his military might. the countries around the world including north korea's closest ally are condemning the north korean government. fox news chief washington correspondent james rose and as our response. >> the test was conducted in a safe and perfect way of high level with the use of a smaller and like a-bomb. unlike the previous ones year with great explosive power and with all that even the alarming claim about the use of a miniature rise to the clear device which could not immediately be different -- confirmed appear to be true. they went through what u.s. ambassador susan rice called the usual drill. >> we and others have a number of measures we will be discussing with councilmembers in various spheres that will not only tighten the existing measures but we aim to augment the sanctions regime that is already
house did during the benghazi attack. he told "foreign policy" magazine, quote, we need to know what the president's conversations were. i would vote no on cloture on thursday unless the information is provided. by tuesday -- actually by yesterday, which almost every day of the week he's changed his mind, the white house had responded to his satisfaction, but he still didn't vote for cloture. he still wouldn't vote to bring this matter of hagel's confirmation up to a vote, and here is his latest. let's watch. >> there are still questions outstanding. i believe that senators have the right to have those questions answered. the senator from south carolina and the senator from new hampshire and i had a response from the president today on the question that we had, but there are other questions. >> like can you give us a copy of every speech you ever gave? can you give us a dollar-for-dollar assessment of every dollar you ever made? by the way, if you don't tell us, we're going to accuse you of getting money from the north koreans. that's the way we will pay you. joy, you're younger than
announced him as his pick, mcdonough has been involved in every major foreign policy decision including the call to get osama bin laden. >> i thought dennis likes to pull all-nighters. the truth is nobody outworks denis mcdonough. >> here he is. mr. mcdonough, welcome to "meet the press." >> thanks for having me. >> this is a tough job. you are the fourth one to have it. what is your key part of your goal for this job. as the president has a narrow window. how do you approach it? >> my approach is focus on something that jim baker told me the other day. reach out to several of the other chiefs of staff. he said as long as you're focused and not on chief, you're going to be okay. i got to tell you i'm working with a staff that is excellent. i'm really honored to be part of it. i'm honored that the president has laid this responsibility on me and i look forward to doing it. >> i was mentioning before we went on the hit. the asteroid that came near the united states is stuff you have to talk about. >> it is tough that we have to talk about and do talk about and we have had a lot of back an
donough to be his foreign policy adviser to the campaign. the president announced him as his pick, mcdonough involved in every major foreign policy decision, including the call to get osama bin laden. >> i actually begun to think that denis likes pulling all-nighters. the truth is nobody outworks denis mcdonough. >> here he is. mr. mcdonough, welcome to "meet the press." >> thanks so much for having me, david. >> this is a tough job. you're the fourth one to have it. what is the key, part of your goal for this job as the president has a narrow window? how do you approach it? >> my approach is to focus on something jim baker told me just the other day, actually. reach out to several of the other chiefs of staff in the past and he said as long as you you focused on the staff and not on the chief, you are going to be okay. i'm working with a staff that is excellent. i'm real honored the president has laid this responsibility to me and i look forward to doing it. >> from the expected to unexpected. i was mentioning before we went on the air. the asteroid that came near the united states.
foreign policy magazine, quote, we need to know what the president's conversations were. i would vote no on cloture on thursday unless the information is provided. by tuesday, actually by yesterday, almost every day of the week he's changed his mind, the white house responded to his satisfaction but still didn't vote for cloture. still wouldn't bring this matter up to a vote. here's his latest. let's watch. >> there are still questions outstanding. i believe that senators have the right to have those questions answered. senator from south carolina and senator from new hampshire had a response from the president today on the question that we had. but there are other questions. >> like can you give us a copy of every speech you ever gave? give us a dollar for dollar assessment of every dollar you ever made. if you don't tell us we're going to accuse you of getting money from the north koreans. joy, you're younger than me, i think, by a lot of years and i have it to tell you, this does -- we're going to get to this. i'm going to sell this second segment coming up. we went back and looked
've covered foreign policy in washington for a long time. can you put this into some kind of perspective, historically? how rare is it for this to happen to a president's nominee? >> well, this is very rare. i mean, it's unprecedented. i covered the john tower nomination. he was the former chairman of the committee of the armed services committee. and that was also something that john mccain brought up yesterday. that's part of the grudge match. he wasn't filibustered because the administration just lost that one. but this filibuster with a recess permits the opposition to keep upping the ante. i mean, one of the things that you and joe are pointing out here is that every time chuck hagel turns a corner, they're flowing something else up there. benghazi wasn't even on his watch. they used it to try to get leverage. to try to get more information about what the president did on that night. did he go to bed? was he calling the pentagon? who was in charge? something that they could have asked in another context. they did get a letter from the white house lawyer yesterday which responded at
because he was first: wae wa came in and didn't know what foreign policy he should be. should he be doing business with britain? he didn't know how to organize government. that's why washington usually follows lincoln as number two. >> now, even republicans give president obama credit for being a great communicator. >> yeah, and i particularly think that last -- the second inaugural barack obama is going to be quite famous. >> and also on the state of the union address. this last one was very well written. some day, somebody could do a book on the speeches of barack obama. >> no, w, if you look at a comparison, a tale of two presidents, you compare the president and his predecessor. president obama is ending two wars. president bush started two wars. president obama got bin laden, bush lost bin laden. president obama got 63,000 private jobs, president bush lost 63,000 jobs. so if you compare him to his predecessor, yes, a lot of people think he is well on his way to being on a list of great presidents. >> obama care is in mid course. it's going to be a huge accomplishment. and i think pre
, she was talking about war, i don't think we will hear a lot about foreign policy tonight. we will hear about the president trying to and pull troops out of afghanistan. and we will probably hear about north korea, since that happened today. that might change things a little. by peter will be a good number of things that he will not mention, which is interesting. guest: i have never observed a pattern of wars beginning in conjunction with state of the union addresses. one thing i will watch for this evening is the congressional black caucus, a collection of black members of congress, met recently with valerie jarrett on the hill. she's one of the president's top advisers, to discuss the state of the union to some extent. the question i have is whether he is going to address black unemployment specifically and things that will help bring that number down. i think that is what the congressional black caucus wants, but i don't know if that is when he's going to do. host: host: kumar worked in florida and washington. jonathan strong has some experience at "roll call." here reported on envir
are republicans trying to subvert the foreign policy of the united states over an old and bitter grudge? let's bring in ari melber and democrat strategist julian ep sto epstein. what is senator mccain's problem? is he trying to defend a mode okur president bush or is he trying to defend a failed war in iraq? >> i think it's more iraq where we know senator mccain has long stood by our presence there and adding troops there, but bottom line if you take this as the mccain filibuster standard, then no one in any democratic administration ever gets a vote because, guess what? a lot of them have good faith and i think well-grounded disagreements with george w. bush. so this cannot be the standard. it's not defensible on its own terms and that's the problem. they are erecting a supermajority hurdle for all of this legislation and all of these nominees. this is an old problem from the way the republicans have been acting and it doesn't stand up because by this standard again you would not let anyone serve in government that you di agreed with. >> but it's based on a grudge. it's based on a bitter gr
't think we will hear a lot about foreign policy tonight. we will hear about the president trying to pull troops out of afghanistan. and we will probably hear about north korea, since that happened today. that might change things a little. i think there will be a good number of things that he will not mention, which is interesting. guest: i have never observed a pattern of wars beginning in conjunction with state of the union addresses. one thing i will watch for this evening is the congressional black caucus. a collection of black members of congress met recently with valerie jarrett on the hill -- she's one of the president's top advisers -- to discuss the state of the union to some extent. the question i have is whether he is going to address black unemployment specifically and things that will help bring that number down. i think that is what the congressional black caucus wants, but i don't know if that is what he's going to do. host: we're talking with anita kumar and jonathan strong. anita kumar is a white house correspondent from mcclatchy newspapers. host: congressional reporter
as instruments of foreign policy. they're there the to dispense food aid. they're there to, you know, find, to do -- they're doing undercover operations to try to find drug lords. they don't want any part of a military operation. so it's finish there's a story -- there's a story, actually, it's not in my book, so bonus story. i'm told in one of these meetings sitting around talking about afghanistan that richard holbrooke who was the afghan/pakistan envoy starts going on about how we really need to get a lot of people from the department of agriculture out to afghanistan to, you know -- and robert gates who, you know, grew up in kansas says, richard, what makes you think the department of agriculture knows how to grow anything? so, you know, that's a good question. [laughter] so it's been a problem. petraeus was saying, yeah, where's the rest of the government? come on, come on behind me. but it's just not set up that way. thai not set up -- they're not set up that way. they're not trained to do that. whether they should or not, that's another matter, but they've never been trained to do that. >>
was dismissive, on climate change, which was dismissive. i think there were two sentences on foreign policy. i think you have to say more about the position of the united states and the world. >> the middle east is in flames right now. you should probably talk about it. >> you have to be self-aware. and i think of chris christie, who i believe, unless i remember incorrectly, turned it down. >> he's a smart man, chris christie, and he's in the 70s. >> he turned this one down? >> not this one. >> i have a question that perhaps john heilemann can answer. marco rubio's a smart guy, an attractive guy, an articulate guy with a terrific life story. why is it that in an age in the past few months when the republicans have been talking about broadening the base of the party, speaking to a larger audience, why is it that he spent so much time last night seemingly preaching to the choir rather than talking to the country? >> that's a good point. >> well, you know, mike, i think he points out the awkward intraparty politics that the republicans now face. you know, you have a party that does need to broade
on losing that war, what he said was most dangerous foreign policy blunder since vietnam. it's obvious now that statement was history locally unemployed, uninformed and on surd. for the satisfaction i told you so moment but to determine if secretary hagel, senator hagel recognized he was inner roar. and more importantly if that recognition informs the judgment today. i want to know if he learned from the mistakes. unfortunately i'm not confident he has. after two weeks of reviewing his record, my concerns about whether senator hague is ready to serve of secretary of deafen is not diminished. nothing in his background candidates that he would effectively manage the department of defense. in today's unprecedented environment fiscal uncertainty. ensuring that defense investment decisions effect ang agency is massive and unwielding as the department of deference proven frack record of successfully managerring large connell pletion organization. he has no experience. there are those who seek to cut waste fraud and abuse. senator hagel seeks something else entirely. to cut military capability an
military and deals heavily with our foreign policy, you need someone that can get the trust of the u.s. senate. if you've had someone that's broken a lot of personal connections and has really upset, anger and inflamed a large portion of the u.s. senate, maybe they're not the best choice for the position. >> jimmy, is there anything about this that says, look, this is a weakness on president obama's part? he's unable to get as a second-term president even his cabinet confirmed without this kind of melee. >> no, i think basically its illustrative of where we are in modern politics. i expect these kinds of things from the house. i expect the majority to rule over the minority in the house whether that's democrats or the republicans. that's the way the founding fathers set it up. but the senate was always supposed to be a club of 100, a cozy place. when i worked there, you could have disagreements on the floor. but off the camera, you had staffers, including me, running around, making deals, what do you need? i'll give you this if you give me this. this is what my boss needs. that's how
the second amendment rights of law-abiding americans is not the way to do it. on foreign policy, america continues to be indispensable to the low blow -- global liberty, poverty, and safeguarding human rights. the world is a better place when america is the start station on earth, but we cannot remain powerful if we don't have an economy that can afford it. in the ssort time that i have been here in washington nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. the choice is not just between big government or big business. what we need is accountable, efficient, effective government that allows small and new businesses to create more middle-class jobs. we don't have to raise taxes to avoid the president's devastating cuts to our military. republicans have passed a plan that replaces these cats with irresponsible spending reforms in order to balance our budget the trust is not have to be either has it -- higher taxes are dramatic benefit cuts for those in need. instead we should grow our economy so we could create the taxpayers, not taxes and so
in iraq, the decision to help prevent our losing that war when he said was the most dangerous foreign policy blunder since vietnam. it's quite obvious now that that statement was his tree i don't know nick, woe -- was histrionic, woefully uninformed and absurd. i didn't raise it at senator hagel's hearing for an i told you so moment but to determine he if senator hagel recognizes he was in error. and more importantly, if that recognition informs his judgment today. i wanted to know if he had learned from his mistakes. unfortunately, i'm not confident that he has. after two weeks of reviewing his record, my concerns about whether senator hagel is ready to serve as secretary of defense have not diminished. nothing in senator hagel's background indicates that he would effectively manage the department of defense. in today's unprecedented environment of fiscal uncertainty, ensuring that defense investment decisions affecting an agency as massive and unwieldy as the department of defense do not adversely impact our military readiness is enormously challenging. it requires that the secretar
third nuclear test overnight. the therapy of the house foreign affairs committee just weighed in. he says the obama administration must replace its failed north korean policy with one that is energetic, creative and focused on crippling the kim regime's military capabilities through stringent sanctions. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot has the late nest london. you moved from the pope's story to this world crisis now, greg. >> yeah, crazy week. the world, in fact, got a bit more dangerous overnight. u.n. officials, i was speaking to a few minutes ago, confirmed to me that they believe the north korea has tested yet another nuclear device. but most importantly, they tell me this device is twice as powerful as the one they detonated in 2009. they base that on seismic measurements they're taking from the test site. north korea today claiming they have tested a smaller, more sophisticated device, which means, according to my contacts in north korea and korea that i've been speaking to, this could be better put on top of a missile. remember, in december, north korea had th
the world, senate foreign relations committee. chuck hagel, enlisted man veteran. >> pulled his brother out of a burning vehicle, leaving skardz to his body. these people are not, you know, light-weights. disagree with them on policy basis or whatever you want to say but they are not light-weights. chuck hagel, again, we talked about him a few minutes ago stand-up guy, john kerry, former nominee of his party to be president of the united states. these are not new people or lightweights. but they are not neocohs either. jake calling from eureka,cal. >> i think keeping them on the public airways will ensure the republican parties they are not the best face of the republican party. >> on the domestic side, they are trying to find this new generation, better faces, paul ryans and marco rub yes, sir talking about tupak apparently on interviews now. don't go away. don't go away. i want to hold on because we have something special coming your way a $50 gift certificate for pro-flowers you can use for this valentine's day and the rest of you type in press, you
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